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Caregiver Podcast

Jan 2020

Interview with Richard J. Sagall, MD, C-Founder and President of Needymeds

Gary Edward Barg, Editor-In-Chief talks with  Richard J. Sagall, MD, C-Founder and President of NeedyMeds, a 501(c)(3) national non-profit that connects people to programs that will help them afford their medications and other healthcare costs.

Jan 2020

An interview with Dr. Richard Durant: overcoming the challenges faced by Alzheimer’s and other dementia caregivers.

Editor-in-Chief Gary Edward Barg talks with a 2019 Today's Caregiver magazine CAREGIVER FRIENDLY AWARD winner Dr. Richard Durant to discuss the challenges that caregivers of those living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias face and how these challenges can be overcome.  Dr. Durant is  Director of the Caregiver Support Initiative and Associate Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Plattsburgh.

Dec 2019

A Board of Directors interview with Ben Unkle: computing with our cognitively challenged loved ones

Gary Edward Barg Talks with Ben Unkle about  the Birdsong Tablet, CEO of Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay about the first tablet made for use by our loved ones living with mild cognitive impairment and how much it can positively impact your life as a family or professional caregiver.  

Dec 2019

Demystifying CBD for Family Caregivers with renowned expert Dr. Eric Dorninger

Gary Edward Barg, Editor-in-Chief talks with Dr. Eric Dorninger, a renowned functional medicine educator and Director of Research & Development for BLUESKY CBD about CBD and family caregivers.

Dr. Dorninger shares his passion for understanding inflammation and the multidimensional causes of autoimmunity, GI disorders, heart disease, pain syndromes, cognitive dysfunction and dementia.

His study of inflammation as “the root of all diseases” led Dr. Dorninger to dive deeper into the current medical literature on the cannabinoid pathways and the impressive effects of CBD in inflammatory disorders (headache, arthritis, brain/mood issues, cancer, etc.). He uses CBD oil regularly in his practice to address inflammatory symptoms based in deficiencies of the endogenous cannabinoid pathways.

Dec 2019

Interview with Michael Abcunas

Michael Abcunas is the Senior Product Manager at STANLEY Healthcare who are the makers of Pria, the personal medication assistant.

Nov 2019

Caregiver Holiday Board of Directors interview with Stuart Patterson CEO of Lifepod

Editor in Chief Gary Barg talks with Stuart Patterson, CEO of Lifepod, a 2019 Today’s Caregiver magazine’s Caregiver Friendly Award Recipient for the Caregiver Holiday Board of Directors series.

With LifePod, adult children and professional caregivers can now monitor, check-in on and support their parents and clients using a powerful yet intuitive proactive-voice service based on advanced voice technology and personalized by caregivers.  

LifePod’s Proactive-Voice Caregiver service provides caregivers with easy-to-use, two-way voice dialog templates such as: appointment and medication reminders, news/weather updates, periodic voice check-ins, control of smart-home devices and enhanced fall detection.  LifePod helps make it easier for our loved ones to live in the community longer and safer.  Visit for more information.

Nov 2019

Interview with Adam Liebelt Home safety expert

Gary Barg interviews Adam Liebelt President of H and H Bath and Safety, a leading national expert on how to keep our loved ones and clients safe in their homes.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year, about 235,000 adults visit emergency rooms due to injuries suffered in the bathroom. More than a third of the injuries happened while bathing or showering. The researchers also found that people over 85 suffer more than half of their injuries near the toilet. Also, bathroom injuries are the major reason for Emergency Room visits for seniors and a major reason for long-term care placement.     


Nov 2019

Interview with Bianca Padilla of Care Well

Gary Edward Barg, Editor in Chief, interviews Bianca Padilla, co-founder of  The relationships we establish for the products that our loved ones need on a daily basis is one of the most important partnerships we can develop as family caregivers. Bianca and her family have create a welcoming center for caregivers to find these products that they depend upon and get their questions answered by experts who truly care.   

Nov 2019

Interview with Tina Marrelli

Tina Marrelli is the President of Marrelli and Associates, Inc., a publishing and consulting firm working in healthcare for over 20 years. Tina is the author of numerous books, including the Handbook of Home Health Standards: Quality, Documentation and Reimbursement, The Hospice and Palliative Care Handbook and the best-selling home health aide educational system, Home Health Aide Guidelines for Care: A Handbook for Care Giving at Home and its accompanying Nurse Instructor Manual. Tina served on the workgroups that defined the first hospice nurse standards as well as serving as a reviewer in 2014 for the Revised Home Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice through the American Nurses Association.

Nov 2019

Never Forget What the Doctor Said in the Exam Room An Interview with Dr. Shiv Rao

Gary Barg Editor In Chief talks with Dr. Shiv Rao Founder and CEO OF Abridge AI, the makers of an innovative APP that allows you to never forget what the doctor said to you and your loved one in the exam room  Abridge will help organize the most important aspects of the conversation to help you follow up with the doctors advice.  And it is a free download from any APP store